For the 5th time, Gajarani Nandini takes Thidambu in Devi temple
Kodungoor: Guruvayur Nandini walked into the Kodungoor Devi temple with her innate elegance and grace. She has been assigned to carry the ‘thidambu’ (replica of the idol) during the Devi temple festival.
This is the fifth time that Nandini is carrying the thidambu of the deity. For years, it is the female elephants who carry the thidambu in the temple.
Kodungoor Devi temple in Kottayam is one among the few temples in the state which parades only female elephants during festival.
Gajarani Nandini has been carrying the golden thidambu of the deity in Guruvayur on the day of ‘Pallivetta’ for the past 21 years.
Her mahouts are C Narayanan Kutty, Mani and Ponnukuttan.